Images can sometimes help a writer visualize the story and the characters, giving them an avenue to express their ideas onto paper. This is particularly common with characters that are so different to ourselves. The writer can literally stare into the eyes of their characters and see into their souls. If you can’t find the perfect image, or even one that would be close enough, you may want to draw your character. But if you’re like me and can’t draw to save your life, there are apps out there where you can create a police-sketch-type image, allowing you to adjust the nose, the eyes, the chin, etc. Just do a Google search. A large number of them exist.
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